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    James Franco's Apology Letter From House-Egging Incident Resurfaces 21 Years Later

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    Thanks to the internet, James Franco can't escape his past. The actor's former neighbor, Michael Phillips Moskowitz, shared an apology letter allegedly written by the Mindy Project guest star when he was 14 and living in Palo Alto, Calif. Moskowitz listed the item as "priceless" on his men's shopping site, Bureau of Trade.

    Franco—who went by the name Ted at the time—wrote the note after egging the Moskowitz family's home, which they still own. "It is truly a heartfelt, genuine expression of how sorry young James Franco was that he got caught," the website's founder explained.

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    Though it's been 21 years since Franco apologized for his transgression, Moskowitz isn't letting the Palo Alto: Stories writer off the hook. "The egg doesn't come out easily," he told Franco, 35. "And now, in the smallest possible way, it's on your face too."

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    For what it's worth, Franco did seem sincere in his apology. Addressing Dr. Moskowitz, the future movie star wrote, "First of all I will apologize once again for destroying your personal property. I did it out of carelessness not thinking that feelings might be hurt. And valuable time and money wasted. It will never enter my mind to do something like this ever again."

    James Franco, Apology Letter Courtesy: Bureau of Trade

    "Thank you for being so gracious about this whole matter, and not having the police involved," continued Franco, who would go on to star, direct and co-write the film As I Lay Dying. "It was very considerate of you to do this for us after we were discourteous to you. I am truly sorry. I hope we can just forget all this and put it behind us. I have learned my lesson."

    Something tells us he's learning it all over again.

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